Centipede AA Diesel Set with Proto-Sound 3.0
Product Line: Premier
Roadname: Pennsylvania
Shipping Date: Delivered Jan. 2013
Centipede AA Diesel Set with Proto-Sound 3.0 - Pennsylvania (5 Stripes)

Cab Nos. 5818 & 5834

Product Number: 20-20231-1
M.S.R.P. $ 799.95
First appeared in: 2012 Volume 1
No one who has ever seen a profile of the Centipede cannot doubt where the engine got its nickname. With 12 axles under each A unit, the enormous Baldwin-built engine is easy to identify. Seaboard Air Line took delivery of its first Centipede, #4500, in 1945. This fast and powerful engine allowed SAL with its twisting, curving lines to compete with its local rival, Atlantic Coast Line, which had far flatter and straighter track to maneuver. Although SAL's Centipedes were bought primarily to head up heavy, fast freight runs speeding fresh Florida produce to northern markets, they were sometimes pressed into passenger service. Maintenance - especially of each unit's 96 brake shoes and 40 brake cylinders - proved too expensive to continue for long, and the Centipedes were retired in 1957, after having been assigned to service in Florida for their last few years.

Did You Know:

The Union Pacific assigned roadnumbers to their Centipede engines but then abrubtly cancelled their order at the last minute. Baldwin then used those engines in their demonstrator paint scheme, taking the engine on the road to solicit other railroad's interest.

Features
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Directionally Controlled Headlights
  • Intricately Detailed ABS Bodies
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplersr
  • Metal Chassis
  • (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors In Each A Unit
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • Lighted Cab Interiors
  • Illuminated Number Boards
  • Lighted Marker Lights
  • (2) Engineer Cab Figures In Each A Unit
  • Moveable Roof Fan Blades
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • (2) Operating Smoke Units
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures:46" x 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Operates On O-72 Curves Diesel DCC Features
  • Headlight
  • Bell
  • Whistle/Horn
  • Start Up/Shut Down
  • Rear Coupler
  • Front Coupler
  • Engine Sounds On/Off
  • Sound Volume
  • Ditch Lights Auto/On/Off
  • Forward Signal
  • Reverse Signal
  • Grade Crossing Signal
  • Cab Light On/Off
  • Extended Start Up
  • Extended Shut Down
  • Rev Up
  • Rev Down
  • Coupler Slack Sound
  • Coupler Close
  • One-Shot Doppler
  • Feature Reset
  • Idle Sequence 1
  • Idle Sequence 2
  • Idle Sequence 3
  • Brakes Auto/Off
  • Cab Chatter Auto/Off
  • Clickety-Clack Auto/Off